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is so much more than that. i want to congratulate you on a remarkable achievement that reflects a remarkable life. grace: my goodness, thank you. >>is so much more than that. [applause] >> [chatter] >> american history tv is looking back 50 years to 1968. next on "reed america" the democratic national convention in chicago as seen through the eyes of cbs news. we will visit the third day of the convention when vice president hubert humphrey was nominated for president amid dissent from ianti vietnam war activists on the floor. this resulted in bloody clashes between protesters and russian oligarch troops in -- and
national guard troops in downtown chicago. >> illinois, the site of the democratic party, nominating tonight its candidate for the presidency. that man will be hubert horatio humphrey. right now features are being made for senator mcgovern, and then we will have a seconding speech for the referent, mr. channing phillips of washington dc, a favorite candidate of the black caucus. 212 negrosome here.tes those who are not bound by other state requirements, such as primary election, are expected to vote for channing phillips. here in the end of the, new york amphitheater, new york is hosting here. those who are not bound by other state requirements, such as
primary election, a discussion. >> you are wasting valuable time. >> several hundred of the mccarthy supporters and others have gathered into the caucus room, caucus room number one, to those proposal to all actions taken -- as they gathered together at the end of the mcgovern stage and go forth to present their objections and present a resolution. they are noif they are not permitted to present that resolution, they say they will not return to the convention tomorrow. as one of the delegates here said, we are going to bring to a grinding halt this entire convention for what he calls -- until what he calls the atrocities are stopped. rousing stand of
applause by the caucus delegates in this room. >> has there been any suggestion in that caucus that new york delegates attend the new party? >> so far the question of the new party has not come up. these people are angry about the way delegates are being treated and others at the convention are being treated. as i said, they called them atrocities. applause by the caucus delegates in this room. excuse me, did you have more? >> that was it, walter. >> morris raskin of the so-called new party has called a hotel, at the drake reserved a banquet room. he is expecting 200 or 300 delegates to attend that meeting. now at the podium, the press secretary to philly senator robert kennedy, is seconding the
nomination of senator mcgovern. >> a moral disaster for our nation when he calls for the application of part of our swollen defense budget to the needs of rural and urban america, he shows the passion and commitment we so badly need in the presidency. george mcgovern said in south dakota last may that robert kennedy would have been one of the three great presidents in our history, and i believe that too. >> [applause] and robert kennedy said in the same month that george mcgovern was the senator who had the most feeling and does things in the most genuine way, and that it was truer of him than any other man in the united states senate, and i believe that too. >> [applause] >> he is the candidate, my
fellow democrats, not of the clubhouse, but of the classroom. not of city hall, but of the people. >> [applause] a nightsticks -- andk: not of nightsticks and mindless brutality -- >> [cheering] [applause] of lipsticks and tear gas and the mindless brutality we have seen on our television screens tonight and on this convention floor. >> [ch and mindless brutality -- >>eering] [applause] the daily supporters of the illinois delegation laugh. >> out of shared concern these
are human beings we are dealing with. >> [applause] and so, my fellow democrats, only in part, because he would have stood here tonight in support of robert kennedy, only in part because i know the affection robert kennedy has for him, but most of all because i believe him to be the best and finest man to seek the presidency at this convention. i second the nomination and seek your support for a man -- >> that was the press secretary of the late senator kennedy, seconding mcgovern. more about the downtown trouble. >> is there going to be any delay in this convention as a result of what is going on downtown? >> i emphasized the connecticut delegation. -- i am beside the connecticut
delegation. there are rather large disturbances downtown. they are caucusing now to johnson must decide to walk out muchht, -- now to not so decide to walk out tonight, but tomorrow.urn >> they were making sure there was no interruption in the convention itself. this is a serious convention. we are going to nominate the next president of the united states here. >> [inaudible] >> i know nothing about it. claim here on my podium and with the garlic -- i am here on my podium and with the delegation. >> they were making sure there was no>> chairman of the democrc
party. quite a crush as as reporters attempt to ask in what is going on about the undue force being used by chicago policeman. looked rather amazed, as did the people standing with him. you can tell from his comments he was not briefed on it. he sees no delay in this a result of what a result of what is going on here. >> the chicago police say more than 150 persons have been arrested in more than 150 persons have been arrested in that series covered dish in downtown. >> cbs news of the democratic campaign in chicago will continue in a moment. former research director of the
national committee is nominating. >> to open the doors of political opportunity. phillips phillips symbolizes those to whom and for whom robert kennedy sought to speak. channing phillips is a member of that is nominating. black minority in america that for so many decades has been voiceless and powerless. he is among the vote was of this land -- voteless of this land, for he lives in washington dc, whose citizens to this day are denied the right to govern themselves. he is part of the rising generation of which robert kennedy was a part. it would be a disrespect to the memory of robert kennedy to commend to this convention a black man merely
because he is black. placed before you the name of a serious man of public affairs, who in my to boost conviction -- in my deepest conviction is qualified for the presidency. he is qualified by his philosophy and by the instinct and passions that underly it. he is qualified by the character and the courage that enable him to see it like it is, and to tell it like it is. >> [applause] and he is qualified by experience. ofo not mean the experience
long years of long years of public office holding, quite a myopic narrow definition of the word experience. what has the so-called experienced leadership of this country brought us? when you leave this hall tonight and return downtown, look about you at the barbed wire and the helemeted troops. >> [applause] >> look at the repression of free expression of ideas. breathe deeply of the polluted air. as you travel on streets over choked with traffic, look if you will at the decay of the city and of the human spirit, that this usually rich nation to -- this hugely rich nation so stubbornly tolerates. that is what experienced leadership has provided this country. i submit to you that office the onlys not
experience relevant to the presidency. more important today, i believe, is the experience of living and seeing, and above all, feeling. respect, channing is uniquely qualified for is uniquely qualified for the presidency. no other candidate before this convention was born and raised in the ghetto. no other candidate has lived in the ghetto as a black man. has sufferedidate the impotent outrage of an fromt hurled gratuitously a neighboring car in mississippi. no other candidate has experienced the flagrant
indignity of being forced to serve his country in an all- black unit of a segregated army. the the experience that channing phillips would bring to the presidency. to him, the quest for social justice is no politician's platitude, it is a passion born of living in a black skin in a white man's society. >> [applause] to him, the urgency of the urban crisis is no hollow slogan, for the victims of that crisis are his neighbors and his friends. this nation needs a president whose vision is not confined to the so-called politically possible, but whose eyes are filled with the urgent, desperate need of his fellow man. channing phillips is such a man. we need a president who
recognizes the sham of spending tens of billions, destroying the land and killing innocent people in an unjust war while tirelessly claiming that fiscal responsibility must mean starvation in mississippi, or must bar a child from headstart, or must sentence an entire race to live in squalor. >> [applause] sees need a president who the senselessness of a headlong rush for the moon or for supersonic flight, while men live men live among rats and send their children to integrated schools with to outdated schools
with underpaid teachers. channing phillips is such a man. we need a president who will no longer tolerate the existence of a voteless colony in our midst. channing phillips will not, for he resides in that voteless colony, washington dc. to my right, in bold letters in this convention hall are the words "promises made, promises kept." let me remind you of a promise made in this party's classroom -- party's platform four years ago, "the seat of our government shall be a workshop of democracy,a pilot plan of freedom." a promise made, fellow democrats, but not a promise kept. >> [applause] >> today that workshop of democracy you promised four
years ago remains voteless, the only capital city west of the iron curtain that is not allowed to govern itself. even occupied japan and occupy germany had more self-government than the capital of the greatest democracy of the world. for shame.democrats, >> [applause] >> there is much talk today about law and order. channing phillips is dedicated der,chieving peace and or not only in vietnam, but in the american cities as well. knows that peace and order will not come through the billy club. >> [applause] with barbed wire, or with
tear gas. >> [applause] knows that you can break heads with billy clubs, but you can break spirit with billy clubs. >> [applause] can't break spirit with billy clubs. you can't destroy ideas with billy clubs. >> [applause] >> and above all, you cannot right wrongs with billy clubs. >> [applause] in the longthat permanent peace in order will only come by facing problems and meeting permanent d righting wrongs, and above all,
by giving people a real voice in their destiny. that is the central importance of channing phillips' candidacy tonight. it says much about our country that he is the first black man in the history of the republic to be placed in nomination before a major party convention. >> [applause] >> there must be no political america.le in america. >> [applause] >> eight years ago, the democratic party broke a taboo that members of the catholic faith were politically
ineligible for the presidency. nominated and we elected john fitzgerald kennedy. >> [applause] >> tonight, the presentation here of a black man qualified for the presidency, must be the beginning of an awareness that a man's race is as irrelevant to his fitness for high office as his religion. nominated and we elected john fitzgeraldthe candidacy of chang phillips also gives new meaning to the concept of one man, one vote. in the politics of the future, that phrase must mean more than inequality between precinct a and present b. -- precinct b. it must mean that the voice of the poor be given equal weight with those of the rich. when a highway is paved, the
poor man's hubble must be considered as precious as the suburban mansion. the delegation that recommends channing phillips to you gives expression to that principle. i encompasses the entire economic spectrumt from welfare mothers to millionaires. and each has one vote, no more, no less, in the deliberations of this convention. each of us on this delegation proudlyand each has one vote, n, no ran under the banner of robert kennedy, for he gave us the hope of a new politics for america, a politics of truth no matter how painful. >> paul allen ginsberg was the picture you saw there. >> above all, a politics of inclusion, not exclusion. come, my friends, said lord
tennyson, it is not too late to seek a newer world. those words formed the title of robert kennedy's last book. we from the district of columbia pay respect to his memory by proclaiming that it is not too late, and it is in the quest of that newer world that my colleagues and i commend to you for the office of president of the united states, the name of channing and marie phillips. -- channing emory phillips. >> a minister who is only recently become involved in politics because of the vietnam and the opportunity to do something about it. he is married, two sons and ofee daughters, a graduate
colgate divinity school. he taught at howard of colgate divinity university. we shall is playing " overcome," presumably on the request of the philips people. channing phillips put before the of of --n at the decision john hart has more on the possibility of a workout tonight. > the wisconsin delegation hs left the caucus that she has just had a conversation -- the substance of that conversation was relayed to me, which he is trying to stop any walkout here tonight. there was a walkout at least planned at the time of the humphrey, of hubert
call was made. at that time 450 members of the delegation were to stand up and say nay, w call was made. at thatith california, vermont, new mexico, new jersey, wisconsin, and pennsylvania. they hoped to get about 100 people walking out. this caucus may change that, may enlarge their plan. the earlier walkout, i should explain, was to go to some buses about three blocks away and take these delegates to the meeting of the new party at the drake hotel. what is the plan? >> a discussion of the police brutality taking place downtown. there have been dozens of people injured by police and the national guard. hospitals and facilities are
them. to take care of them. this convention has brought this about. i am asking for a suspension of the rules. send movement to another city. way soyou step out this we can see you on another camera? what is the plan of approaching the platform this evening, coming out of this caucus? >> i am trying to get some state to yield so i can make this motion. >> what is the motion? >> the motion will be to suspend the rules and move for adjournment, for one week, possibly two weeks so we can meet and another city where the state.es can visit our >> what will happen if you do
not get recognized? >> i think the people protesting this brutality downtown -- they run this place on the rules of the house of representatives, but he's people are not legislators, they are ordinary citizens. they are looking for decency and fair play. >> is there a plan to send the delegation of distinguished delegates to the podium to make this resolution if you fail h ere? >> we are trying to get a prestigious delegation to talk to the chairman. i don't know under what state it is. no one has advised me. >> how many delegates are involved in this? 700 would say about 600 or showed up . >> could there be an adjournment? >> there could be an adjournment at any time under the rules of
procedure, at any time. >> were these suggestions merely made? >> these were suggestions that were made. a situation has brought us together because of the circumstances. consensus.o that is a word we have rejected lately. there was a feeling -- i call your attention to what is happening in the hope they will be able to restore order. >> paul dwyer of the new york delegation, saying he is sending members of the mccarthy team and others opposed to the actions here, actions somehow called atrocities, out to i call your t is happening in the speak to other delegates. they will try to bring the convention to a halt.
they are going to motion for adjournment. they are going to discuss that motion, calling attention to the so-called atrocities throughout the city and here at the convention. byey are particularly upset the treatment of young people outside city hall. they are also disturbed by the fierce security regulations they o behalf ofthem mccarthyn -- on behalf of mccarthy. they say they will take the opportunity of discussing the adjournment o behalf of to bring this before the delicates. -- the delegates. >> there was one occasion in our history when there was not an adjourned convention. on april 23, they deadlocked after 11 days and 57 ballots. and recessed may 3 reconvened in baltimore june 13,
asally got stephen douglas their candidate. the latest reports is that things have quieted down outside the hilton hotel. earlierede film of incidents between the police and as their candidate. demonstrators. here it is. scenes, some of those ofsaw earlier on videotape, the demonstrators being tussled, the kindest word for it, into the police wagons. these are yippies and peace demonstrators who have converged on of the demonstrators chicago in th, sought permission to camp out in public parks, were denied that permission. have been demonstrating ever since. the demonstrations have grown
increasingly violent. [chanting] >> this is footage by our cbs affiliate in chicago, our station here in chicago, wbbm -tv. the interesting thing about this is almost universally, the bystanders have been horrorstricken by this action of the police. you saw, there were a couple of them quoted a moment ago -- we had a lot of telephone calls and complaints of people who saw scenes and want to report them, people of substance in the community. some delegates to this convention who were downtown. in hisesident humphrey,
29th floor room, got some of the gas. choked and sneezed a bit. does she said it reached -- he said it itched. he said, this does not represent the people from chicago. they have been brought in from all of the country. we knew was going to happen. that is a quotation sent to us from the hilton hotel from vice humphrey.hub three -- live,ind you this is not it happened at an hour or so ago. intoemonstrators did get the lobby of the hilton hotel. called.onal guard was
i assume this film was even longer ago than the last videotape we saw. this was before the national guard was called. this would put it on an hour and a half ago. according to merit daily, the hilton hotel called for assistance tonight will stop -- dailey,aily -- mayor the hilton hotel called for assistance last night. sent.tional guard was the slovaks called for help, the russian army was sent. the democratic national
convention in chicago will continue in a moment. congressman john conyers of detroit, michigan, -- ofcongressman john conyers detroit, michigan, has just the convention be stopped. he got a big cheer. a man who has been in the struggle for black liberation, a man who alone signals new hope for the future of this country. we want everyone to understand is from and by a man in america because we believe one man, i even admits
party, can still make a difference. we still hold a conviction that this party can emerge with one man who by the force of his character, by the eloquence of his rhetoric, can alter the course of democratic party politics. is aend channing phillips testimonial to human purpose and courage. one who by allowing his name to be placed in nomination is anding to challenge bigotry injustice wherever we find it in this sick society. luther king,martin says, he who dares to dream someday black children in america will be judged not by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.
walter: that is congressman john conyers of detroit. channing phillips of washington, tc -- washington, d.c. mr. conyers: he promises to bring an end to the vietnam's of the future which are already visible. he will make the government an example to be followed by every citizen and corporation alike. he will do something about the military industrial complex in this nation. he will bring to every american the sense of justice and pride that i do not feel has been presented here yet at this convention.
most importantly, channing phillips has come to learn, as every honest lack and white white must -- black and must, that this nation does not depend on its wealth to use it.chooses we know it is out of this nomination tonight we will be able to bring to america the -- theit toward issues long-and ignored the issues of this country and place them in sharp focus than ever before. who sees thedidate insanity of economic and racial divisions that have been among us for so long. want to find in honesty a common ground to end the fortical hypocrisy that has
too long been standard operating procedure in american politics. you will create a society to find meaningful employment for the 40 million of americans black, but ironically mostly white, who are the victims of the living hell of being poor in america. we desperately need a candidate for the president of the united states who would unhesitatingly dollars the 35 million in this country intimately andted on that nation southeast asia and instead bring --bear away to eliminate bring to bear away to eliminate the poor problem. his chance,very man
to every man regardless of his golden, shining opportunity. to every man his right to live, to work, to be himself, and to whateveratever he -- thing his current would make him. for those reasons i was great honor place the nomination and second the nomination of reverend channing the lips. phillips.g -- low -- ♪ also a clip we were unable to show because of the violence downtown and that story upstaged the convention here.
>> we will continue to call the role of the states. walter: unless there is a , and there some time might be because of the nature of this convention, there are no other nominations to place. --cks -- illustrious united >> illustrious united state senator as that his name not be placed within nomination and will cast 98% of his plate to the next president of the united states hubert humphrey. >> you see george smathers break there in the center. there in the center. >> i think we will listen to this rollcall unless some other
president of the united states heward humphrey -- hubert humphrey. three votes for mccarthy. three votes for the >> indiana passes. alaska was reached, alaska -- youw may nominate, second, or pass. >> the man sitting to the left of mayor dailey there is george done, the financial chairman of the county board of finance. many to be in line for the mayor of new york someday.
>> those are the rights, those are the rules. of the houseeper miller. as "fishbait" he is letting several men through the rostrum. don't know what the meaning of that is. or pass.te, second, >> mr. chairman, arizona passes. having been nominated, and kansas. of order there. earlier tonight, alaska had yielded. yielded to california, then yielded to iowa the nomination of senator mccarthy.
they got all out of order. intention of the louisiana delegation by unanimous vote to nominate its favored son. at the request of the governor, we will pass. an move to assess this convention for a week or two in view of the violence in chicago at the developments here on the convention floor. mike wallace and frank mankiewicz can maybe throw some more like on his. >> talking here on the floor. , frank, but has been the subject of your conversation for the last three or four minutes? >> frank and i agree the future of the nation rests on the democratic party and we're hopeful we can carry out --
>> frank, what were you saying? >> the future of the democratic party depends upon -- the streets of chicago -- the people who control this convention should do something before the public gets a view of the situation downtown that overcomes our efforts here. thatam sure we all agree law and order must prevail. be democratic process cannot broken up by anything inside or outside the convention. >> this happened several miles away. that we're agreement going to discuss it further off- camera. >> are you in agreement with mr. o'brien? >> our discussions will be can off-camera.amera -- >> what did george mcgovern tell
you? --he said michigan street police were painting up kids in a manner totally out of connection with any offense committed. -- beating up kids manner totally out of connection with any offense committed. someone from the campaign went to the store and was hit in the provocation. any >> to the everlasting disappointment of this crowd mexico passes. >> new york! >> they passed over the new hampshire call for recess. i am not sure the motion was actually made. they simply mentioned the idea but apparently new hampshire --
>> new york -- when alabama was called, it yielded to north carolina. nominate,de now second, or pass. >> alabama passes. >> north the codec! >> north dakota passes. >> ohio! >> ohio passes. >> oklahoma! >> oklahoma passes. oregon! >> oregon passes. >> pennsylvania! >> pennsylvania passes. >> puerto rico! >> mr. chairman, puerto rico the
,and of serenity and justice passes. >> rhode island! >> mr. chairman, rhode island passes. >> south carolina! >> mr. chairman, south haslina's favored son released his delegation and south carolina passes. cbs news color coverage of the democratic convention in chicago will continue in one moment. convention,he during rollcall all states have passed. there have been no further incidents while we were away. let's go back to the floor. >> washington!
>> washington passes. >> west virginia! >> mr. chairman, the state of west virginia passes. >> wisconsin! chairman, most delegates in this convention did not know that thousands of young people aten on the streets of chicago and for that reason and that reason alone i request a suspension of the rules for the purpose of adjournment for at 6 p.m. to relocate the convention and another state at the choosing of the democratic national convention and the president's -- >> wisconsin is not acknowledged for that purpose!
announcer: don peterson, chairman of wisconsin delegation -- >> my statement, sir. we want to relocate this convention -- withey are going right on rollcall as ordered by the chairman. democratic committee met with his glasses on his four head there, came forward. they did not listen. democratic committee for men, there are with his glasses on his four head, came forward. they did not listen. >> he said, what kind of convention is this? he answered, let me ask you that, what kind of convention do we shouldthis is #>>
not be governed by violent to cannery. we should be rolled by fairplay. i don't want to be ignored. that is all. >> apparently -- >> apparently you're not going to get that -- >> suspension of the rules, as far as i know i was ignored. totally ignored. >> do you plan anything beyond what you just did? >> i would rather play it a little bit cool. thisve been talking about problem. i don't think it should be ignored. i don't understand that mentality that they could be so callous and not understand what is going on beyond these halls. >> the consideration of walking out of this convention. what did derek goodwin -- what
goodwin tell you when he was there? legs i ask for a suspension of the rules, was not given that courtesy. they arbitrarily go on to the next point of order. functiont democratically. >> was it your understanding that the democratic staff approved of what you just did? >> i think it has gone beyond any kind of staff approval. >> thank you. thank you very much. walter, back to you. walter: they started the rollcall. downgaveled mr. peterson as you saw. right ahead with the rollcall and are in the rollcall now that the delegates casting outlets for the presidential nomination.
cast 14.5 for humphrey, 2.54 mccarthy, m to four mcgovern. arkansas, 24 mccarthy. -- 14 votes for hubert humphrey, -- one absent. 174 votes. >> gentlemen, california is going to stay in this democratic party. 91 votes for senator mccarthy. [cheers and applause] >> 51 votes for senator mcgovern. [cheers and applause] votes for channing phillips. humphrey.or hubert
humphrey. >> 14 mcgovern. >> colorado, 35. votes foro casts 16.5 vice president humphrey. 10 votes for senator mccarthy. 5.5 votes for senator mcgovern and three votes for channing phillips. >> colorado, 16.5 votes for humphrey, 10 for senator -- four mcgovern, and three votes for the reverend channing phillips. , 35 votes for hubert humphrey. eugene mccarthy,
one vote for the reverend channing phillips. >> the connecticut vote, 35 votes for vice president humphrey, eight for senator mccarthy, one for channing phillips. , 22.are >> delaware, 21 votes for vice president humphrey. one absent because of illness. a national committeewoman. >> that delaware vote, 21 votes for vice president humphrey and one absent. the district of columbia. chairman, the citizens of the district of columbia delegation has two votes for vice president humphrey and 21 emoryfor channing
phillips. votee district of columbia , 21 votes for the reverend channing phillips. >> 58 votes, vice president humphrey. mccarthy. for senator >> the florida vote, 58 votes for vice president humphrey. mccarthy. for senator >> georgia, 43. >> mr. chairman, the democratic party of georgia passes as follows. humphrey, 17. -- moore, 2.
-- >> you are the regular group from georgia. you cast 17 votes for hubert humphrey, would like the rest. mor otes for governor dan oore. james gray. state: james gray is the chairman of georgia. these madden depiction of gentlemen, they had to -- dramatic depiction of these gentlemen, they had to -- missed dan, mr. gray has 1/2, and 3 passes.
have muchs. i won't room left. only kidding. you should know the regular votes, 17 votes for vice president humphrey -- >> though are splitting the total 43 votes in georgia. the loyalist group. >> because of the atrocities in downtown chicago -- booing]d loyalrge's national democrats cast their votes only orgia'sluctance -- ge loyal democrats cast their votes only with reluctance.
vote. mcgovern, one reverend channing phillips, three votes. vote.r ted kennedy 1.2 vice president hubert humphrey to .5 votes. -- 2.5 votes. howard: hubert humphrey lost seven votes out of the georgia delegation from earlier. that is because of tonight. >> i want to be sure the loyal , 2.5 votesf georgia for vice president humphrey. 13.5 foot votes for senator mccarthy. one vote for senator mcgovern. three votes for reverend channing phillips and .5 votes for senator ted kennedy.
ends up with about 375 votes. >> illinois, 118 votes. --illinois [crowd jeering] -- three votes for senator mccarthy, three votes for mcgovern. howard coble of net is the first time a member of the illinois delegation -- howard: that is the first time a member of the illinois delegation -- >> >> could you repeat that? >> yes, votes for hubert humphrey. >> three votes were senator mccarthy. three votes for senator mcgovern.
>> thank you. the illinois vote, 112 votes for humphrey, three for senator mccarthy, three for senator mcgovern. indiana. >> indiana casts for reverend channing a phillips one vote. mcgovern, two votes. senator eugene mccarthy, 11 votes. vice president humphrey, 49 votes. [applause] >> the indiana vote. 49 votes for vice president humphrey, 11 for mccarthy, 24 mcgovern, then for reverend phillips. iowa, 46. drags i passes -- iowa passes. --
foransas casts three votes -- presidents for vice humphrey, three for senator mcgovern. kentucky. >> the bluegrass state of kentucky casts five votes for senator mccarthy. 41 votes for vice president humphrey. [cheers] >> kentucky. >> 41 votes for vice president humphrey, five for senator mccarthy. louisiana, 36. >> madam chairman, louisiana 35 votes for vice president humphrey. one abstention.
>> the louisiana vote, 35 votes for vice president humphrey, one abstention. main, 27. >> main casts for votes for senator eugene mccarthy. 23 votes for vice president hubert humphrey. vote, 27 votes for vice president hubert humphrey, four votes for mccarthy. maryland, two votes for george mcgovern, two votes for eugene mccarthy, 45 votes for hubert humphrey. applause]d >> the maryland vote, 40 five votes for vice president humphrey, two for senator mccarthy, 24 senator mcgovern. massachusetts, 72. >> madam secretary, in accordance with the laws of the commonwealth of massachusetts,
havingcation of release been given by the candidates, massachusetts elects its casts 70 votes for the distinguished senator eugene mccarthy. [cheers and applause] allowingy vote, national committee members john mary, to whom the 1966 loss does not apply, two votes for our great to resident hubert humphrey. galbraith,n kenneth trying to get the microphone now. man with black -- a rather tall man --
votes for senator mccarthy. 6.5 votes to the reverend phillips. 72.5 votes for vice president humphrey. might complain there for itegates who might for mccarthy, not going up because they are solely bound by the law. galbraith is with the can you tell us what is happening? >> was there some difficulty? >> this had to do with the primary vote, which committed all of the votes to senator mccarthy. we stopped to a farm that -- we
to affirm that. >> who is responsible for casting that illegal vote? legs our chairman, i guess? >> what does he say? excuse me, dan rather would cbs news. mr. galbraith says you cannot do this illegally. ofi am speaker of the house representatives of massachusetts. >> that means you are an attorney, are you? talentdid you cast this illegally or why he did you? >> might duty is to cast ballots as they were given to me by the members of the delegation. i believe the seven members implied with the laws of the commonwealth of massachusetts. i believe the votes cast by john , i agree it applies of thee laws
commonwealth of massachusetts because they were assigned in 1964 in this act was assigned in 1966 -- >> thank you very much, dan. that clears it up. let me fill you in. minnesota, 30 votes for humphrey. 2.54int five for mccarthy, phillips. mississippi, 9.5 for humphrey, 6.54 mccarthy, 44 mcgovern, 24 phillips. --ery, castsam chairman, montana 2.5 votes for senator eugene for viceand 23.5 votes president and the next president of the united states hubert humphrey.
vote, 23 .5 votes for vice president humphrey, 2.5 votes for senator mccarthy. nebraska, 30. inmadam chairman, nebraska the memory of our beloved forrman casts nine votes mcgovern, 64 mccarthy, and 15 forvice president -- six mccarthy, and 15 for vice president humphrey. >> nevada, 22. 18.50am secretary, nevada votes for vice president humphrey. senator mccarthy. mcgovern.or senator
>> nevada, 18.5 for vice president humphrey, 2.5 for senator mccarthy, he had one mcgovern.enator new hampshire, 26. >> new hampshire, 20 votes for andtor eugene j mccarthy six votes for vice president humphrey. votes, mccarthy one in the first primary of the year. it got him off and running in this year of political surprises. 1311.5 votes it takes to win. >> madam secretary, and new these was. reverend channing, one vote, mccarthy 19 votes, for vice president humphrey, 62 votes.
[applause] >> i would like to have a repeat on the first. >> this book is very close to the vote we had anticipated that cbs news which would give humphrey 758 votes, well over top of the 1311.5 needed. drag senator mccarthy, 19, vice president humphrey, 62. senator mccarthy, 19, vice president humphrey, 62. cbs newse just learned -- the have --t we have just learned from the cbs news reporter that a piece
at in is being -- that is being planned for after this convention. they will have candles in case the police try to turn out the lights on them. >> that was the new york vote. new mexico voted 15 for humphrey is expected and 11 four mccarthy. new york voted 96.5 for humphrey, 87 for mccarthy, 1.5 for mcgovern, two for phillips, and three for ted kennedy. >> 1.5 for senator mcgovern, two votes for reverend phillips, and three votes for senator kennedy. north carolina. chairman, north carolina, obedient to the instructions of
the north carolina democratic state convention to place in nomination and the name of her favorite son and distinguished governor and to cast her 59 caucused and has the delegation has cast 59 votes for him. however, mr. chairman, governor desiring each voter to vote this insert convictions of his heart and conscience has theased the delegation's by north carolina democratic convention and north carolina casts her votes as follows. governor dan moore. two votes for senator eugene mccarthy.
senator george mcgovern. votes for our distinguished vice president hubert humphrey. [horns blowing] vote is ash carolina follow. 44.5 votes for humphrey. votes for senator mcgovern. ore.otes for governor more north dakota, 25. >> madam chairman, north the coda is a state that modestly -- casts seven votes for senator mccarthy. 18 votes for vice president
humphrey. howard: the north carolina vote, after the delegates were released, shows votes for vice largestt humphrey the ,rop in humphrey or mccarthy any of them. the greatest difference with had of any of them. there are only one, it too, or three votes most. >> -- for senator eugene mccarthy and 94 votes for vice president hubert humphrey. >> ohio's vote. they also gave two votes to mcgovern and one for ted kennedy. 94 votes forote is vice president humphrey, 18 for senator mccarthy, 2% of mcgovern and one for senator kennedy.
howard: three states have passed so far. this is the vote for organ coming up. oregon coming up. oregon has 35 votes. >> 35 for senator mccarthy. [applause] howard: mccarthy lost one vote. 130 votes, expected to cost 104. this could put humphrey across. [applause] howard: apparently they know it down there. they've been keeping count, too. politicians are pretty good with pen and paper when it comes to counting votes. >> three quarters of a vote for senator ted kennedy.
2.5 four mcgovern. 21.54 senator mccarthy. 103 -- >> this is going to do it. vice president hubert humphrey is that nominee of the democratic party for the presidency of the united states. he went over by some five and a half votes of the 1311 he needed. humphrey supporters going wild there. announcer: sunday morning, on turmoil"erica in --media, politics, and in public
policy. and david kennerly, photographer who covered john f. kennedy and the white house. 8:30 a.m. sunday at eastern on c-span's washington journal and on american history tv on c-span3. american history tv is on c-span3 every weekend featuring museum towards, archival films, and programs on the presidency, the civil war, and more. here's a clip from a recent program. 20 seventh, 1953. the 35th parallel runs right here. for those of you viewing in the united states, charlottesville, virginia, sits just north and kentucky runs long the 38th parallel which should give you
an idea of how it fits in geographically. southward. attacked here is the north korean capital. china is here. mapn is just barely on the right here. they attacked southward and very quickly pushed the south koreans into what is known as the perimeter. and 60 100 miles long miles wide. they controlled 80% of the after theinsula just war started. but, and one of the great defensive stances in the history of the united states army under walton walker assisted by the south koreans, they hold off all of north korea. .hey hold the perimeter some incredibly desperate fighting. in a couple cases they are down to the last reserves.
an incredible standby the americans and korea. meanwhile, douglas macarthur had reinforcements coming. he was trying to figure out what to do. realizesat the map and to advance a little bit to soul, to cut the north korean supply line to this area, there is a good chance. the problem is pinch on has some --the highest tides in that in the year. the next date coming up in september 15. the joint chiefs of staff are convinced this is not a good idea. general macarthur says the fact that north koreans are not expecting it because it is a crazy lace to land because of the tide means it is a great idea. so the first and seventh marine
division land here on september 15, 1960. seoul.take forcedsh back to the 30 -- the 31st parallel. north korea passed a new macarthur -- unfettered he said was the guidance he got. china, which had gone communist and doesyear before, not have relations with the united states, no diplomatic relations with a lot of countries -- sends a message from india -- if you approach the river you will be forced back. general macarthur meets with truman and discounts warnings of chinese intervention. they take young gang -- they
ngyang, they find some chinese volunteers. macarthur discounts them. chinese -- usa fights a very desperate battle near a river. the marines are surrounded by chinese and begin to fight their way down the coast. as they say, it is not retreat it is attack in another directions. they reach a river, turnaround, retreat back. 105,000 americans and koreans pull out. important moment in
korean history because there are 100,000 korean refugees who show up in the port. there are no orders about what to do with them. and the general in charge says, how -- five children are born in -- at sea. impact.a profound they made a movie about it a few years ago. a lot of people say this is what cemented our relationship. this remains a big moment and our relationship with the republic of korea but it does not disguise the fact that chinese have pushed u.n. forces south in the longest retreat in
the history of the united states army. perhaps into the acidity of seoul, korea -- the city of seoul, korea. died in a traffic -- at this point, mcarthur and truman have been going back and forth about policy. mcarthur wants to fight it to the finish. -- if we really go after the chinese and start bombing china, the soviet union probably brings trouble to europe. wrongwar, wrong time, place. that is what the chairman of the joint chiefs says.
the dispute becomes public. released11th truman macarthur. for antions open armistice. it takes two years to hammer out an agreement. the battle lines do not move significantly from where they stopped in the summer of 1951. in july, 1953, -- >> announcer: you can watch this and other programs on our website where all of our video is archived. c-span.org\history. americanch week, artifacts take viewers into archives, museums, and historic sites. the library of congress houses the largest library of herbert by